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Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 90 km southeast of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023 at 10:30 pm (GMT +11) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 90 km southeast of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023 at 10:30 pm (GMT +11) Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 90 km southeast of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023 at 10:30 pm (GMT +11)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Mar 13:22 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 51 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 21, 2023 11:30:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Mar 21, 2023 at 10:30 pm (GMT +11)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude19.9384°S / 170.0286°E (South Pacific Ocean, Vanuatu)
Antipode19.938°N / 9.971°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoYasur (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities90 km (56 mi) ESE of Isangel (pop: 1,440) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
286 km (178 mi) NE of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
304 km (189 mi) SE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
308 km (191 mi) ENE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
443 km (275 mi) NE of Mont-Dore (New Caledonia) (pop: 24,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
445 km (277 mi) NE of Dumbéa (New Caledonia) (pop: 19,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
452 km (281 mi) ENE of Paita (New Caledonia) (pop: 12,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
453 km (282 mi) NE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) NE of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) SE of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.710 km89 Km ESE of Isangel, VanuatuUSGS
4.710 kmVanuatu IslandsRaspberryShake
4.710 kmVanuatu IslandsIRIS
4.810 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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